Best Places To Travel In May

Our roundup of the best places to travel in May around the world will jump start your planning for your summer getaway.

Beat the summer rush and avoid the crowds by taking a summer vacation in May. We’ve pinpointed destinations around the world that are the best places to travel in May for one unforgettable getaway.

Ghent, Belgium

The Ghent Floralies takes place every four years. You will see beautiful creations by national and international florists for ten days. We suggest pairing it up with the Netherlands for the ultimate Spring flower-focused itinerary!

Ghent Belgium waterway


It’s apricot season in Mediterranean Tunisia. The fruit is considered a dessert in the country, one that grows in abundance like orange pearls weighing down their green trees. Adding to the color-the blooming bright red poppies blanketing fields. Tunisia is a visual treat.Once a popular destination on the shores of the southern Mediterranean, Tunisia left the minds of many travelers for years. Today its popularity is emerging and the north African country is showing off its treasures once again. Experience them for yourself with luxury Tunisia travel from Donna Salerno Travel.

Tunisia’s most obvious appeal is its coast, brimming with sandy beaches and perfectly clear seas. The island of Djerba is a haven of colorful, quirky street art. Impossibly turquoise water awaits in the Kerkennah archipelago. Traditional whitewashed homes are cooled by fresh sea breezes. Green palm fronds sway in contrast with the dusty-colored courtyards. And while its coast is a natural draw, Tunisia reveals much more beyond it.

Carthage, an area north of the country’s capital city Tunis, was founded by the Phoenician Queen Elissa in 814 BC. At one time, the Carthaginians controlled a network of trading from Spain to Sicily.

Although abandoned in the third century, Kerkouane’s pre-Roman Punic history is well preserved. In Dougga’s archaeological site, crumbling Roman columns sprout stubbornly from the ground, hinting its former opulence. But the most impressive Roman-era building is the Coliseum in El Djem, a UNESCO-listed amphitheater with space for 35,000 spectators.

Tunisia resort

Ranthambore National Park, India

One of the best places to travel in May is Ranthambore National Park in India. During the months of April and May, tiger viewing is at its best. Aman-i-Khas, located on the edge of the national park, is a lavish tented camp that takes safari-chic “glamping” to a new level. Spend a few nights there while you seek out tigers on twice-daily game drives into the park.

India Bengali tiger

South Korea

It’s the end of spring, with blue skies, mild temperatures, and blossoming flowers – great for outdoor touring. Go on a wellness journey to South Korea with us, indulging in traditional treatments to sooth mind and body.

South Korea women

Ambergris Caye, Belize

May marks the beginning of low season in Belize, which means that the skies are still blue and the tourists are fewer right before the onset of rain in June. It’s also the prime time for diving in Ambergris Caye, as the light of the full moon brings out two of the world’s most incredible underwater spectacles: the hoards of several hundred spawning snapper swimming as one, and the multiple whale sharks who pursue them up and down the coast for an easy dinner.

Belize beach


May is a great time to travel to the northern part of Australia. It’s the region’s dry season with warm, sunny days and cool nights. Head to Bamurru Plains, a bush camp set on a working buffalo station for an Australian safari. The region is ripe for discovery and exploration with over 230 species of birds and numerous other wild species like wallaby, wallaroo, dingos, and wild pigs calling the area home.


Northern Italy

May is considered shoulder season in Italy, which might be surprising considering how lovely the weather is at this time of year. Plus, the Milan World’s Fair, Expo Milano, begins May 1. Use our Secrets of Northern Italy itinerary for inspiration to combine the bustling energy of Milan with the uncrowded luxury of Lake Como.

Lake Como, Italy

South Africa

Just like Botswana, South Africa is in its dry season in May, so animals are congregating around waterholes in the game reserves. However, it’s considered low season for tourism, so you will see less safari-goers and betters rates. Remember, seasons are reversed, so by May, it starts getting cold in the morning and evenings – pack a jacket! Combine a safari with a few days in Cape Town and the Winelands for a well-rounded South African holiday.

Cape Town, South Africa

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Travel to Botswana in May for the arrival of the flood waters into the Okavango Delta. The flooded plains attract tons of wildlife, creating excellent game viewing opportunities around the waterholes. It’s also the dry season, which means less vegetation in the plains to shield animals and the cooler temperatures means they’ll be active during the day longer. All around, it’s a great time to visit Botswana.

Botswana water buffalo

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is no doubt beautiful all year around, but in May, the city bursts with bountiful color in the form of blooming gardens, hanging flower baskets, and magnolia trees. It’s also festival season, meaning that visitors can enjoy a host of all of Prague’s bests: whether it’s three weeks of classical music performances at the Prague Spring International Music Festival, 17 days of sampling 70 different beer labels on tap at the Czech Beer Festival, or tasting your way through the Prague Food Festival at the end of the month.

Prague Czech Republic


Its’ a good month to head to Bali, since it’s dry season and right before peak season. Enjoy pristine beaches, serene temples, rice terrace paddy walks, and almost daily festivals. Your private touring can include cooking classes, wellness classes – yoga, Pilates, massage, etc., photography sessions, astronomy, biking and so much more!  Let us know your interests and we can incorporate your travel preferences.

Bali temple

Scottish Highlands, Scotland

The Scottish Highlands are covered in a blanket of wildflowers. It’s an ideal time to frolick through countryside estates and fish along the rambling rivers. Even if the weather does turn chilly, it presents a perfect opportunity to pop into a local distillery for a whisky tasting.

Dunrobin castle, Scotland


May is one of the best times to get the most out of all that Chile has to offer, as the cool weather sets. Puma tracking is at its prime in Torres del Paine (when the tourists are fewer), and the skiing is plentiful in the mountains near Santiago. Add in the year-round splendor of the Atacama desert and the hot springs of the Lakes District, and the possibilities are endless.

Chile Atacama Desert Salt Lake

Dresden, Germany

Breathtaking orchestral concerts, fascinating chamber music, celebrated soloists – the Dresden Music Festival, one of the largest and most highly acclaimed classical music festivals in Europe!

Dresden Germany square

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